Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Supports Indiana Chamber in Building Statewide Mentoring Program

August 3rd, 2020

Regional Employers Invited to Join Free Webinar

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership announced a new partnership to support the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s effort to build the largest and most effective cross-company mentoring initiative in the country through the Engage Mentoring program. The program will advance regional business investment initiatives by helping employers to attract, retain and develop their workforce by connecting individuals with mentors to help them grow their skills on a variety of topics. 
The Engage Mentoring program is a model of mentoring that uses a proprietary software system to help employees build the necessary skills needed to be good mentors, as well as connect with qualified mentors in the business community on the basis of skill development. 

Employers are encouraged to attend a webinar at noon on Thursday, Aug. 6 to learn more about the program, the vision and the positive impact this can have on a workforce and company.

Engage Mentoring Program Webinar
Time: Noon
Date: Thursday, Aug. 6
Location: Zoom
Registration information: Click here to register for the virtual meeting
The Regional Partnership joins the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in this effort to help employers throughout the state skill up their workforce and provide access to critical mentoring relationships. 

“We are thrilled to announce our partners for the Engage Mentoring program,” said Jason Bearce, Vice President of Education & Workforce Development for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. “Now more than ever, employers need resources and strategies for employee engagement and skill development. This program will be a powerful tool in their arsenal.”
"Talent is a critical component in our region’s strategy to increase business investment, and we are pleased to partner with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to offer the Engage Mentoring program to employers in our region to help them attract, retain and develop talent,” said Ryan Twiss, vice president of Talent Initiatives at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. “This will be an impactful resource as our region pursues its goals of increasing per capita personal income, population and credential attainment.”
Click here for more information about the Engage Mentoring program or to learn how to get involved.

About the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s mission is to build, market and sell Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. Founded in 2006, the private partnership strives to build a globally competitive region. The Partnership’s Vision 2030 framework supports collaborative regional efforts to increase per capita income, population growth and educational attainment by focusing on business attraction, talent attraction and talent development. The Partnership represents 11 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. For more information, visit

About the Indiana Chamber
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of cultivating a world-class environment, which provides economic opportunity and prosperity. Learn more at
About Engage Mentoring
Engage Mentoring is a turnkey, community-based program to simplify the mentoring process for our clients and to give them ways to collaborate and share best practices. Learn more at



Kate Virag
Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

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